Emmitt Memorial Professor of Instruction in Biomedical Engineering
Location: Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 3332280
Emmitt Memorial Professor of Instruction in Biomedical Engineering
Job No: 497135 Position Type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Biomedical Engineering
The Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department at Bucknell University invites applications for the inaugural Emmitt Memorial Professor of Instruction to begin August 2023. The initial position is for three years, with regular reappointments and opportunities for advancement along this track. With this new position, Bucknell's Biomedical Engineering Department is seeking a faculty colleague passionate about innovation in undergraduate BME education. We expect to hire at the assistant professor level but are open to considering outstanding candidates at other ranks. This position is ideal for candidates interested in a teaching-focused career in academia with an emphasis on undergraduate instruction, curriculum development and innovation, student engagement, and departmental and college community.
This 9-month, teaching professor position includes a 6 course teaching load split over two semesters, with additional expectations of new course development, departmental contributions, college and university service and undergraduate student advising. A candidate interested in pursuing enhanced service, administrative, or leadership opportunities at Bucknell could seek a reduction in teaching load in consultation with the department chair (contingent upon the needs of the department). Such pursuits should be student-focused and could include, but are not limited to, development of clinical and/or community-based learning experiences for students, healthcare technology design, cross-college connections to the liberal arts or management, inclusive excellence efforts, accreditation activities, or other supplemental educational activities for students. Optional compensated summer student engagement opportunities are also possible, including clinical collaborations, supporting College of Engineering programs such as Engineering Camp and the engineering EXCELerator, teaching summer courses, and participation in cross-college initiatives.
This new colleague would join a top-ranked, highly selective undergraduate biomedical engineering department with small class sizes (< 24 students) that facilitates close student-faculty interaction in an inclusive, hands-on, and interactive learning community. The University sponsors a range of developmental activities for all its faculty supported by a well-resourced Teaching and Learning Center. Candidates would have the potential to engage in innovative teaching within Bucknell's excellent core facilities, notably our recently opened BME teaching and laboratory facilities (Fall 2019). Bucknell's Biomedical Engineering Department is uniquely situated in a liberal arts university including three colleges (Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Management), facilitating opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations in teaching and pedagogical scholarship. The department also has collaborative relationships with regional medical centers and the healthcare infrastructure.
We seek individuals with enthusiasm for undergraduate classroom and laboratory teaching that incorporates evidence-based pedagogy and inclusive and active learning techniques. The ideal candidate would have teaching abilities in multiple areas to support a biomedical engineering curriculum containing courses in bioinstrumentation, signals and systems, biomechanics, materials, biostatistics, computing, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, and medical device design. Individuals with a strong desire to develop innovative student experiential learning activities and broaden students' perspectives through curricular or co-curricular activities are especially encouraged to apply. In addition, candidates would be encouraged to intellectually engage with the broader biomedical engineering education community at the local and national level, e.g., attending ASEE and BMES conferences. Financial support for professional development activities, such as conferences and workshops, is included in the position.
Applications must include a cover letter, a current C.V., and three statements of no more than two pages each describing the applicant's 1) evidence of a commitment to diversity and engaging students in an inclusive classroom environment, 2) teaching philosophy, experience relevant to the Bucknell biomedical engineering curriculum, and identification of current required and new elective courses they would be interested in teaching at Bucknell, and 3) ideas for 2-3 innovations or pedagogies in undergraduate BME education that they would be interested in pursuing at Bucknell. Applicants should be prepared to provide references upon request. Applications will only be accepted online through Bucknell's career site (careers.bucknell.edu) and they will be reviewed beginning on November 1, 2022 until the position is filled.
Minimum Qualifications: A successful candidate must be ABD or have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or a closely related discipline at time of appointment. Clear evidence of the potential for teaching excellence is essential, and a strong interest in continued professional development is expected. The candidate should demonstrate a commitment to working successfully with a diverse student body, utilizing inclusive pedagogies, and fostering highly collaborative environments.
Work Type: This full time, 9-month, teaching professor position.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.